Where are filters used within the Aerospace and Defence industry?
Filters protect vital sub-systems in aircraft, helicopters, military vehicles, missiles and spacecraft such as:
- Primary and secondary flight controls
Filtering hydraulic fluids used to operate mechanisms that control the direction of an aircraft during flight, landing and take-off conditions.
- Fuel management
Used within fuel control and fuel pump metering, as well as a range of fuel system hierarchal filtration components.
- Fuel tank inerting
Providing filtration for engine bleed air, removing fluidic and particulate contamination to a sub-micronic level.
- Power generation
Used in auxiliary power and ground power units plus generators and starter generators.
- Air intakes
For filtering large volumes of particulate in highly contaminated environments.
- Environment control
Air supply, thermal control and cabin pressurisation.
- Potable water systems
Used on aircraft for passengers and crew, as well as transport from source.
- Avionics and supplementary cooling
Removing particulate from coolant systems such as power electrons, cargo bay air conditioning and galley coolant systems.